Perfect Water Conditions For Canoe, Kayak Classic



by Amanda Jones

 Echo News Editor

The water was perfect for this year’s Cameron County Canoe & Kayak Classic held this Saturday on the Driftwood Branch.

This is the 43rd year of the annual Canoe Race, as it is called locally. The race was held a week late this year due to high-water conditions on the originally scheduled date.

Start time was also pushed back by one hour to allow for early-morning cold temperatures, which hovered around freezing, to rise. Paddlers were sent down the creek beginning just a few minutes after noon.

“It’s been a trying couple weeks, but we are here, ready to go,” said race organizer Randy Bailey as he spoke to assembled racers on Saturday morning. “The weather is pretty nice and the water level couldn’t be better.”




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